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SONNEN~! He looked really good, partly in the cage but moreso on the mic afterwards where he was fantastic.

 

Connor McGregor looked rpetty good despite blowing his knee out in the second round, Overeem is indeed done, and Faber is still undefeated in non-title fights in Zuffa history, something like 14-0.

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Apparently there's a show tonight? Pfft, I'm so out of the loop with these televised fights, they just don't seem like anything to me.

 

EDIT: Fun show I thought. Snoozer of a main event, but who didn't see that coming with those two guys? D.H.K.'s knock out was a highlight, poor Sexy Erick, and hats off to the UFC for refusing to give Palhares his submission of the night bonus for "unsportsmanlike behaviour", the dude was a complete dick, especially with a move as fast and dangerous as a heel hook. Most MMA gyms don't even allow them in sparring because they're so dangerous, so f*ck that guy for thinking that sort of thing's okay in a professional competition.

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As much sexy as Erick Silva is I do enjoy when Brazilians lose in Brazil. Those two split decisions seemed very "home fighter happy", particularly the Dillashaw fight.

 

To give some reasoning for the first statement, it seems that other non-American nationalities (particularly Canada and UK) get absolutely no say where they fight, but Brazilians get to fight in Brazil at a moments notice.

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I don't know if it's that cynical. For a start, there's more Brazilian shows than European shows, Brazilians are way more "patriotic" than Europeans, and the sport's way more popular in Brazil than Europe. Short of Gustaffsson, Bisping, Hardy, I guess Overeem theoretically, Europeans go to UFC events to see American celebrities, where as, in Brazil, I think of lot of them go to see Brazilians in general beating people up. It was the same with the two recent Japan cards, they were very Japanese-heavy (although I think that was also a legal issue). I don't see a reason why the UFC would let Brazilians and Americans pick their fights but not anyone else, it doesn't really seem to make sense unless they're getting something out of it like better ticket sales, or saving on travel costs by using local fighters, or by increasing publicity by having the cards stacked with guys who can do press tours in Portuguese (where as, on European shows, everyone can pretty much press-tour speaking English and it's not a problem).

 

Also, I'm sure those lax, self-enforced commission laws in Brazil regarding steroids are a real treat for all the Brazilians who predominantly worked in Japan, South America and Eastern Europe, just ask Belfort.

 

I agree about the judging though, a Brazilian will almost always win a close decision in Brazil.

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